Gosse, Edmund, Sir (M)

Surname: Gosse
Forename(s): Edmund William
b. 21 September 1849. d. 16 May 1928. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, biographer, essayist, critic, and translator. Biographer of John Donne and Algernon Swinburne. Married Ellen (Nellie) Epps on 13 August 1875. Author of Father and Son (1907). Chief book reviewer of the Sunday Times (1919-1928). Contributed collections of essays to American and English magazines. Friends with Henrik Ibsen; translated many of his works and introduced him to British audiences. Closely connected with major figures in literary and artistic circles including William Bell Scott, Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Hardy, Robert Browning, Robert Louis Stevenson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Henry James. Corresponded with John Addington Symonds about his repressed homosexual desires. Knighted in 1925. Biographical information: ODNB; Nicholas C. Edsall, Pioneers: England, Toward Stonewall: Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World (University of Virginia Press, 2003), pp. 100-9. (CC, BGL)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Mænad’s Grave 1878-05 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12265
Palingenesis 1880-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12241
Timasitheos 1881-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12134
“The year has laid his mantle by” 1881-05 The Nineteenth Century Translator 7902
The Church by the Sea 1882-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12099
I—Alere Flammam. To A. C. B. 1894-04 The Yellow Book Poet 772
II—A Dream of November 1894-04 The Yellow Book Poet 9972
The Ring of Life 1895-04 The Yellow Book Poet 806